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PRYDE - Who May Participate

Who May Participate?

PRYDE is available to youth (ages 11-17) with at-risk behavioral, incorrigible, or delinquency problems such as running away, truancy, drug and alcohol use, or other illegal activity. Our services are provided to both youth and their families, provided they reside in one of the participating Orange County cities listed on the main page. The PRYDE program is voluntary; however, if the juvenile is unwilling to participate, we are still available to help parents and guardians with resources, guidance, and support.

Who may not participate?

Participants who are not appropriate for PRYDE are frequent criminal offenders, adjudicated juveniles, sexual offenders, and severe emotionally disturbed individuals.


The PRYDE program accepts referrals from parents, law enforcement, schools, and other community agencies. In order for us to initiate services, we need certain information that will allow us to determine suitability for participation in the program. This can be provided by calling (949) 206-8600 and speaking to a Diversion Specialist. We can provide standard referral forms to schools or other agencies upon request. This program requires parental consent and involvement.